President Donald Trump on Friday said he was being sarcastic when he suggested multiple times on Thursday that scientists should consider radiating COVID-19 patients with UV light and disinfectant injections as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
“I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen,” Trump told reporters at an Oval Office bill signing.
The president’s explanation drew skepticism among those who watched the briefing, where Trump directly turned to other government officials to ask about the idea.
Trump lies about his disinfectant comments, calling them “sarcastic” pic.twitter.com/shprgGOj5H
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It didn’t seem like it was coming off as sarcastic when he was talking and turning to Dr. Birx on the side.